April 28, 2022
Inspired by our Artistic Director's time in Eastern Europe, OMC premiered a work inspired by one of the oldest astronomical clocks in the world located in Prague. This production took the audience through warps of time and featured work by John Allen.
October 27, 2021
With works from Frankie Lee Peterson III and excerpts from Sofa Stories, this intimate fall showing tore down the wall that separates the audience and performer. OMC also performed this showing at the Annual Theatre Forum at Round Top, Texas.
POP: THE PERFORMANCE
April 24, 2021
OMC's annual Spring performance featured dance works choreographed by select OMC dancers and inspired by musical legends who have influenced generations young and old, such as Madonna, Prince, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Donna Summer, Lady Gaga, and more.
KICK IT OUT
January 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, & January 2022
Our annual community production features children from throughout the area alongside the professionals... dancing to classics spanning from Rat Pack to Motown eras, Kick it Out is fun for the whole family!
TELL ME MORE
March 22, 2019
12 incredible stories unfolded onstage, each curated by one of our community's most dynamic individuals. Our "honorary choreographers" were:
Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, Lauren Crump, Madeline Ellis, Kate Freeman, M.D., Teddi Hessburg, Paul Marks, Jr., Tom Martin, Robyn Merrick, Greg Milneck, Johnny Palazzotto, Elizabeth "Boo" Thomas, and Tyrus Thomas.
September 28, 2018
50 years after the release of Yellow Submarine and "The White Album," OMC presented a collection of solos, duets, trios, and quartets to the iconic sounds of The Beatles.
THE SOFA STORIES
June 8 & 9, 2018
So much life happens on the sofa. From snacking to snuggling, bing-watching to breaking up... OMC takes a peek between the cushions with an evening of contemporary dance surrounding the sofa.
October 13, 2017
OMC presents a concert of contemporary works taking inspiration from the most well-loved writings of Edger Allan Poe... and on Friday the 13th!
May 5 & 6, 2017
OMC partners with the Baton Rouge Symphony Chamber Players to create a unique take on the Shakespearean classic. Guest choreographers include Pavel Zustiak, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, and John Allen, plus an original score by violist Christian Fredrickson.
The death scene, choreographed by Garland Goodwin Wilson. Pictured: Will Bove (Romeo) and Courtney Landry (Juliet) Photo by Aaron Hogan of Eye Wander Photo
Pictured: Will Bove (Romeo) and Courtney Landry (Juliet). Photo by David Humphreys
The bedroom scene, choreographed by Carrie Tatum. Pictured: Will Bove (Romeo) and Courtney Landry (Juliet) Photo by Aaron Hogan of Eye Wander Photo
THE FOUR SEASONS
October 21, 2016
OMC celebrated the passage of three decades with a concert to the score of Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons - featuring the stunning underwater photography of Aaron Hogan of Eye Wander Photo.
ROMEO + JULIET
October 23, 2015
Back for a one-night-only showing is OMC's well-loved contemporary take on Shakespeare's most famous tragedy.
YOU TELL ME
April 22 & 23, 2016
Art created by non-artists. OMC took direction and inspiration from leaders in the Baton Rouge community – business owners, activists, architects, bankers and more – to create dances from a very different perspective.
ROMEO + JULIET
The first in a brand new Shakespeare series, this was OMC's contemporary take on one of history's most famous stories. The production featured
choreography by NYC's Pavel Zustiak, New Orleans' John Allen, Garland Goodwin Wilson,
Bethany Jones McCullough, Courtney Landry, and Carrie Tatum.
October 14, 2014
An introduction to the company dancers featuring the New Wave sounds of the 1980's and photography by David Humphreys.
Of Moving Colors' "Color Me Rouge" season closed with a performance made up of elements from site-specific city works and new dances inspired by Baton Rouge. Choreographers included Garland Goodwin Wilson, Bethany Jones McCullough, Christine Chrest, Courtney Landry, Irene Rampino, and more.
A fabulous collaboration with Peter Shire and the LSU School of Art. World-renowned, Los Angeles - based sculptor Peter Shire designed a custom, interactive set on which the company performed.
Video courtesy LSU School of Art.
ROCK & ROLL
A one-night only performance of solos, duets, trios and quartets set to music's most iconic genre.
Celebrating concepts of femininity, survival, and the fight against breast cancer. Featuring choreography by guest artist Sarah Cullen Fuller, a Chicago native and former company member with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
Photography by Jonathan Harnsongkram
OMC introduced their silver anniversary season with an intimate performance of solos, duets, trios, and quartets.
NOT UNTIL NOW
50 community members - from architect to lawyer, chef to stay at home mom - joined OMC onstage in Not Until Now. Each participant was given a script and assigned a specific role, but did not perform it until live in front of the audience.
Photography by Frank McMains
Aqua featured the sounds of everything from surfer rock to Nuevo Flamenco and the ocean itself... a celebration of all things liquid, the show included a collaboration with LSU Movement Professor Nick Erickson to bring aerial silks to the stage of the Manship Theatre.
Underwater photography by Brian Baiamonte.
A collaboration with world-class percussionist Lisa Pegher - "the future of percussion," according to Symphony Magazine. Pegher joined the dancers onstage to provide a live sound score.
Alongside co-producers Bethany Jones McCullough and Dina Melley, artistic director Garland Goodwin Wilson created original works inspired by her faith and travels. Longitude featured live painting by Rhea Gary and dramatic monologues by Jency Griffin.
A multi-disciplinary work dually inspired by Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie and Pablo Picasso's Girl Before a Mirror.
A unique production taking audiences to new heights combining contemporary movement with modern dance.
A retrospective performance commemorating OMC's 20th year as a force in Baton Rouge's artistic community.
A collaborative dance concert featuring the work of three companies from the southern region: Of Moving Colors, Willow Oak Contemporary Ballet, and Florida's Fuzion Dance Artists.
"Sometimes we jump into something too fast and our experience might be sour. . . Sometimes we wait too long and the fruit is no longer ripe."
Citrus Demise featured choreography by Garland Goodwin Wilson, Meghan McCulla, and Guest Artists John Allen and Anna Morris.
GIFTS OF RED & GREEN
A holiday performance of dance and poetry, including a special work in collaboration with Baton Rouge Green's "Downtown First" program.
OMC in NYC
OMC was chosen to perform as part of the prestigious inaugural season of NYC's Dance New Amsterdam
A performance designed for children and families featuring the company's most festive and spunky works.
May 2000, February 2006
A performance inspired by tales of love. Featured the choreography of Garland Goodwin Wilson, CoCo Loupe, Irene Rampino, and in the 2006 production, New York City Choreographer Ashleigh Leite.
OMC's first production at the new Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts featured live music by the Baton Rouge Symphony Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Timothy Muffitt.
December 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004
A celebration of a fantastical green louisiana winter.
Fall 2003, 2004, 2005
A showcase of work from choreographers across the southern region.
Martial Artists and a Triumph motorcycle took the audience out of safety zones and brought gifts to the GBR Food Bank.
A dance concert with the Dance Center and CoCo Loupe, a Louisiana native.
A production that peeled the onion of identity to discover individuality.
A collaboration with Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre and At Marah of Philadelphia.
A production that looked into the transformations of our lives.
OMC ON CANVAS
First gallery showing of works that had been painted in past OMC productions.
A production created to celebrate Baton Rouge's 300th year anniversary.
YELLOW ORCHID BLUE
An exploration through the different phases of life: youth, growth, and maturity.